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years ago. did john mccain attend anything last time in 2009? >> reporter: did. he attended the inaugural ceremony. he was also at the luncheon that follows the inaugural ceremony here in the capitol, in statuary hall, and not uncommon to see certainly a senator. if a senator happened to run for president, not uncommon to see them still come to the inauguration, even if they did lose, because they are senators. as i mentioned, most senators do show up. this is seen usually often as a non-partisan event and so yes, senator mccain was there in 2009. >> athena jones, thank you very much. we appreciate it athena. >>> so as president obama enters his second term, how are we doing as a country? how are we doing as a country? you will see what some people are thinking. >>> plus, one republican says that president barack obama has a king complex. our cnn contributors weigh in. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] you don't have to be a golf pro to walk like one. ♪ when you walk 10,000 steps a day, it's the same as walking a professional golf course. humana. health and well-being partner
? >> all eyes quickly turned to tough-talking war hero, republican senator john mccain, saying allowing women to serve in combat units is the right thing to do. for women like these in boot camp at paris island, the change will open up more than 2,000 jobs that had been available only to men. no changes made in toughness or strength standards. >> if they can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve. >> defense secretary leone panetta pointed out 150 women have been killed in combat, serving in iraq and afghanistan with men. >> they're fighting and dying together. and the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality. >> reporter: women can move immediately to medium-size combat brigades as pilots, medics and the like. small frontline combat platoons will not be open to women, maybe for years until commander can propose specific units that might remain men only, like the navy s.e.a.l.s or delta force commandos the retired lieutenant general boykin of the family research council say all front line units should remained closed. >> my concern
for the most part, senator mccain, who has really been one of the most vociferous critics of the straight's approach to benghazi not only before and in the aftermath really was tough on secretary clinton in terms of the answers that she provided to the committee. let's take a listen to an exchange between the senator and secretary clinton. >> i categorically reject your answer to senator johnson. why is it that the administration still refuses to provide the full text of the e-mails regarding the deletion of references to al qaeda in the talking snoints why do we care? the classified information had been included. it gives an entirely different version of events to the american people. going to the american people and tell them what happened, then you ought to have your facts straight. >> well, senator, i understand your very, very strong feelings. you knew chris. you were a friend of chris. you were one of the staunchest supporters of the efforts to dislodge gadhafi and try to give the libyan people a chance, and we just have a disagreement. we have a disagreement about what did happen a
that the public and senators john mccain and others have been discussing solutions, but given the country's current fiscal food fight is it realistic anytime soon? republican senator marco rubio think there is a way and said so this past weekend in "the wall street journal." with trial balloons coming from senator rubio and others, how does the mayor feel about the host of federal and state initiatives on immigration? it is not the only topic on the mayor's agenda. he is been discussing gun control, the economy and many other matters. some have taken notice of his travel to latin america, and some are asking whether a position in the obama administration will be part of his future. please join me in the coming to the national press club, the mayor of los angeles, antonio villaraigosa. [applause] >> thank you, thersa for that introduction, and for inviting me here today at the national press club. before i start, i grew up in a home where we are used to serving ourselves, so whenever i am served, i like to think our servers. if we could give them a big hand, please. [applause] i want to th
is wondering what is going to happen. what advice would you give to mccain or obama of the should do once they are elective or should they wait until they are inaugurated to say what they are going to do? >> the question is if i could repeat, another excellent question. the parallel between lincoln and fdr not doing anything in the four months that they faced the real crisis as compared to the crisis the next president will inevitably face and whether he should be involved. i will say quickly as daniel weinberg knows one of the inspirations for the book was jonathan alter's book on clinton's roosevelt first 100 days with strong sections on the president-elect and i still remember vividly which is the good thing about the book remember building reza on march 2nd or 3rd. you've got to do something about the crisis and signed a document. we have to be together to ensure the country to read we may keep them in the white house. lincoln did the same thing. he wouldn't declare any policy about facing down secession about every aspect that is compromised. he secretly discussed with the republican
, senator john mccain was still demanding answers. >> the american people deserve to know answers, and they certainly don't deserve false answers. people don't bring rpgs and mortars to spontaneous demonstrations. here we are, four months later, and we still don't have the basic information. >> but the harshest criticism of all came from paul legacy, senator rand paul, whose ambitions and disrespect seem to know no bounds. >> i'm glad you're accepting responsibility, i think ultimately with you leaving you're accepting responsibility for the worst tragedy since 9/11, and i really mean that. had i been president at the time and found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have removed you from your post. >> it felt senator dick durbin to remind the chamber about actual failures and coverups. >> i do want to make one point for the record here about whether the american people are told everything right away, in the right way, so that they can be fully informed, and i'd like to refer to five words for them to reflect on, "ir
's outgoing chairman enjoyed support, just about from everybody, and from hillary clinton and john mccain as well on his glide path towards confirmation to be secretary of state. that's the easy part. the hard part is what comes next. joining me now for our daily fix is chris caliz sxwl a and post politics.com nbc capitol hill correspondent kelly oh donnell and usa today's washington bureau chief, susan page. thanks very much. first to you. >> sure. >> john kerry has a lot -- very heavy lift to climbing budgets, climbing support for the state department. you have pakistan and afghanistan, with the drawal from afghanistan that will only make it harder, and that has impact on pakistan. china, and russia. leadership in russia, as you know, very, very complicated. where does he look first for support, and, you know, who wants this job? >> i would say the middle east -- the hard thing that you hit on is the challenges for a secretary of state and for the united states generally in foreign policy have not waned. they have probably increased. in libya and benghazi and secretary clinton tried to
committee experience with senator mccain over those years. we had subcommittees. we took it very seriously. we held hearings. we brought people in. we had a three-day markup that was sack crow sank but we had the qdr, where the defense department submitted that and it helped to provide a framework. when i got to the state department, i said, there is nothing like that at the state department. so i started the first ever quad ren yell first ever qdr. you can help me continue that and make the department have to ask the hard questions if you legs late the way the qdr is legs lated for the defense department. secondly, you can help by making sure that the needs we come to you with, like what are the training needs, the budgetary needs, the bureaucratic changes that are needed, that you help support that. and certainly we've talked a little bit about the budget, but getting that transfer authority, if you can help us with the house, it's $1.4 billion, marine security guard detachment, 553 million, we've been closely coordinating with d.o.d., historically marine security guards do not do person
senator john mccain delivering harsh chris sichl to mohammed morsi. he said in 2010 morsi referred to jews as the descendants of apes and pigs. despite the comments they are still pushing for more aids to egypt's ailing economy. he was considered one of britain's most experienced pilots and worked on the james bond film die another day. peter barns identified as the pilot died in that helicopter crash. barns had reportedly requested to divert an land at another heliport because of bad weather. another person on the ground was killed. to peru rescuers pulling to safety a brazilian hiker feared dead. he was found after an intense search and he is expected to be okay. >>> many said it was the most touching heartbreaking story of the college football season. >> losing your grandmother and girlfriend how would you describe your emotions. >> they are here with me. i couldn't do to without them and the support of my family and my girlfriend's family. >> linebacker te' o learning girlfriend died within 6 hours of his grandmother's death the story may not be what it seem the. we have the details. a
or people closest to ourselves and a great memoirs like paul's book which is the novel, john mccain's novel, it is about the difference between truth and fact, fact and truth rather, between the truth which is in the realm of emotion and intuition and imagination and the facts, in the realm of information. if somebody were writing about my wife, as we have been saying the last couple days, even the diaries julie was talking about, i as somebody living with her try to see the world through her eyes. i have at every moment seen how i looked into her eyes and that is a novelist's market. i have to become her rather than just writing about her. that is why people like you write novels, you can actually in have a person from within and catch some much deeper fundamental aspect. >> i would say as a biographer if you are trying to accomplish both it is a trickier line you can inhabit the character entirely in the novel. if you are trying to write a good biography you have to be able to take the point of view of that character and when you start thinking about the people in your books, i talked to
-lived, the nice words. john mccain even today said he didn't see enough outreach to republicans. >> this speech was about the people that voted for barack obama. >> jennifer: all right. hang on, because we're going to come back to these two great political guys. coming back we'll take a sneak peak at the secret weapon and here is a hint. it just might be you. the insight and analysis. current tv presents the presidential inauguration plus insight into obama's second term. only on current tv. who is this? that's pete. my... [ dennis' voice ] allstate agent. a "starving artist" has an allstate agent? he got me... [ dennis' voice ] the allstate value plan. it's their most affordable car insurance and you still get an agent. [ normal voice ] i call it... [ dennis' voice ] the protector. is that what you call it? the protector! okay. ♪ ♪ the allstate value plan. are you in good hands? cook what you love and save your money. joe doesn't know it yet, but he'll work his way up from busser to waiter to chef before opening a restaurant specializing in fish and game f
this. the same kind of reaction we're seeing from john mccain because he also is close with chris stevens but he's handling it in a very different kind of way because he's -- he wants -- he's the question asker and hillary clinton is the person who just, you know, again, bears that responsibility. it is clearly weighing very heavily on her. >> secretary of state hillary clinton has taken her seat before the house foreign affairs committee. but we do now have bob bear, the former middle east field officer with us. i wanted to ask you, when do you make of the fact that it has been almost four months, actually over four months and we still don't have anybody in custody responsible for the attack in benghazi. is this a failure of intelligence gathering, a failure of the government in libya to cooperate? what are you hearing? >> well, i think it falls on the shoulders of the libyans to find these people. libya is a chaotic country right now. the attack on algeria, libya played some part -- not at the state, but groups in libya. it is hard to find people when there is no central authori
mccain? >> mr. chairman, i'm pleased to be here with secretary warren and secretary clinton to introduce and speak, say a few words about my friend, senator kerry to the committee. obviously the nominee doesn't need to be introduced to the committee on which he has served for over a quarter of a century and as its chairman for the last four years, i can dispens of the nominee record. >> we're going to jump away. when john kerry gives his introductory remarks to the committee, we'll go back. we're going to take a quick break. we'll be back with much more. they have magnesium. for effective relief of occasional constipation. thanks. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. phillips'. [ phillips' lady ] live the regular life. officemax can help you drive suand down.s down... use your maxperks card and get a 10-ream case of officemax multiuse paper for just 4.99 after maxperks rewards. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. aww man. [ male announcer ] returns are easy with free pickup from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit usps
where republicans rand paul and john mccain are among the new members. both are vocal critics of how the obama administration respond responded to the attack and they've demanded to hear from clinton for months. the secretary was unable to make her previously scheduled tm in december due to illness, so this will be the first time that the secretary publicly answers questions about why officials denied multiple requests for additional security at the benghazi compound. she will also be asked about whether a lack of funding played a role in those decisions. clinton will try to refocus the testimony on her attempts to fix what investigators called systemic failures in leadership and management at senior levels at the state department. she will be prepped upon the department's response. a new high threat security was created and four officials were put on administrative leave as a result of the investigation, yet all four remain on the government payroll. the current chairman of the senate foreign relations committee is senator john kerry. he will not appear because he
budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks, said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. secretary clinton connected what happened in benghazi to the rise of al qaeda splinter groups in mali and the recent attacks in algeria. senator john kerry is likely to be asked how he would have addressed those threats as the next secretary of state. his confirmation hearings begin today at 10:00 a.m. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >>> that bitter cold snap is expected to continue into the weekend. more snow in chicago today where the high is expected to hit a balmy 23 degrees. the frigid arctic air mass brought numbing below zero windchills that forced schools to close and posed transportation problems. and the bitter cold has moved to the northeast. this mountain in new york city froze in the single-digit temperatures. windchill warnings have been posted across upstate new york and new england. a slight warmup is expected by the end of the weekend though. it would be beautiful if it wasn't so ugly outside, right? >>> wel
, congress has refused requests for more money and cut the state department budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks, said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. >> the american people and the families of these four brave americans still have not gotten the answers that they deserve. i hope that they will get them. >> reporter: secretary clinton connected what happened in benghazi to the rise of al qaeda splinter groups in nearby mali and the recent terrorist attack in algeria. she warned the events are linked. instability in north africa has opened a pandora's box of threats against the united states. >> pelley: margaret, thank you. one man who will be called in to deal with those threats is general john allen, and we learned today that president obama will resubmit allen's nomination as commander of nato forces in europe. the pentagon investigated general allen for sending potentially inappropriate e- mails to a florida woman linked to the david petraeus scandal, but yesterday allen was cleared of wrongdoing. the battle over the debt ceilin
kill some americans? what difference does it make? >> senator john mccain criticized clinton, saying the families of the four americans of not gotten the answers they deserve. clinton says the state department is moving swiftly to strengthen security and diplomatic posts worldwide. 5:08 on this thursday, 18 degrees. >> still ahead a new warning from north korea when it comes to nuclear testing. >> we will keep an eye on the overnight snowfall. we will have >> we have one addition to the school closings and delays. frederick county schools on a two hour delay. get the information on our website, wjla.com. cfr reporters all over the region taking a look at how the snowfall was affecting especially people on their way to work this morning. jummy olabanji is in rockville maryland with a look at conditions. >> good morning. we're off montgomery village road right now. i want to show you the conditions right now. when folks wake-up, they will see about an inch or so of snow on the ground. you can also see it on the trees. a lot of the side roads such as montgomery village a few of them ha
budget. senator john mccain, a critic of the administration's response to the attacks said clinton's answers were unsatisfactory. secretary clinton linked what occurred in mali with what happened in algeria. senator john kerry would be asked. his confirmation hearings begin today at 10:00 a.m. margaret brennan, cbs news, washington. >>> that bitter cold snap is expected to continue into the weekend. more snow in chicago today where the high is expected to hit a balmy 23 degrees. the frigid arctic air mass brought numbing below zero windchills that forced schools to close and posed transportation problems. and the bitter cold has moved to the northeast. this mountain in new york city froze in the single-didn't temperatures. a slight warmup is expected by the end of the weekend though. >>> it would be beautiful if it wasn't so ugly outside, right? >>> well, coming up in this morning news, stock dive. apple is shaken to the core following disappointing earnings numbers. this is the "cbs morning news." bacon?! gotta get that bacon! bacon?! bacon? bacon! who wants a beggin' strip? meee!
't have been in benghazi in the way he was on that day, september 11. and then finally senator mccain stressed why wasn't there some u.s. military power available to come to the rescue of the people who were trapped in the embassy annex so that people wouldn't have ended up dying on the roof essentially unable to protect themselves against the mortar fire they were taking. and you could see, he's still angry about it. >> rose: the other thing he considered unacceptable was her response with senator johnson when she said, "what difference does it make?" >> i thought that was an especially poignant response from secretary clinton. and it reflected an uncertainty to this day i'm told among intelligence officers who have reviewed the evidence they have of what happened that night believing it or not they still don't know precisely how that attack came to happen. they know there were terrorists who were associated with al qaeda, were part of the group. they know there were others who kind of wandered into the scene. and when secretary clinton said "what difference does it make exactly how
, along with lindsey graham and senator mccain and others. in the interim, i urged the administration to act immediately to suspend foreign assistance if the tunisian government permitted in obstructing the investigation. on january 4, i received a tepid response from the acting deputy, assistant administrator for public affairs at usaid, which i submit for the record, it was a bland assurance that the tunisian government was cooperating. was cooperating? five weeks and the f.b.i. had to wait? then the f.b.i. three hours to talk to him? and we gave this government $325 million last year. today i wrote usaid expressing my disappointment that the administrator himself could not respond directly to a member of congress who serves on a committee of jurisdiction and further pointed out what should be obvious, the tunisian government did not cooperate. the tunisian government never sought the aid, u.s. taxpayer money was in jeopardy. they have not faced a single consequence for undermining u.s. national security. i submit the letter for the record. sadly, the failure to respond forcibly and
. >>brian: tell me what you think of this from senator mccain and senator rand paul. >> i categorically reject your answer to senator johnson about, well, we didn't ask these survivors who were flown to ramstein the next day, that this was not a spontaneous demonstration. to say it was because an investigation was going on -- >> had i been president at the time and i found you did not read the cables from benghazi, did not read the cables from ambassador stevens, i would have relieved you of your post. i think it's inexcusable. >> those were two of the best statements made along with senator johnson's question. what did she do with the statement from senator mccain and the statement from senator paul? she didn't reply at all. then they went on to the next question. >>brian: her answer was interesting and it was very easy, for four months she had the answer. her answer was everything is addressed to me that comes into the state department. but i don't see every cable. it is not possible. >> it's too much for me to read. you know what? it's her job to know things. it's her job to execute
paul, and this is also a look at -- the faces of the republicans, rand paul, ron johnson and john mccain looked so pathetic. and to me, there's something called decorum. and when rand paul sits there and to the second highest ranking official in our country and someone who has done a spectacular job says i would have had your job, that's pathetic. that's the amateur hour. and that's the republicans. >> willie. >> he's got a right to challenge her on it. he's not supposed to sit there. >> that is nir jtheir job. >> and just celebrate you. >> i would have relieved you of your duty? >> that's an idiot. >> kelly o'donnell, you were up on the hill yesterday. aside from all the fireworks, we saw some good pieces of videotape there. did we learn anything new actually about what happened on september 11th in benghazi? is there any new information to come out of that hearing? >> well, there were some threads and details that were interesting, i thought. secretary clinton talked about the fact that they did not have access to the surveillance video that showed what went on for a period of weeks. i
things that we see greater cooperation on. >> senator mccain. >> thank you. again, thank you for allowing me the honor of introducing you to the committee and i look forward to many of our spirited conversations that we have had for many years. i didn't want to bring it up but since it was brought up, i have to respond again. americans do care. they do care. they do care why four americans were murdered and they do care why the american people were misled. they were misled by the talking points that the sec -- that secretary rice told the american people which were false. they were misled when the information that we needed to know about how those talking points were put together, which we still don't know the answers to, many months later. we were misled when it was -- when we were not allowed to -- when we don't -- still haven't gotten answers why there was not better security at the consulate when there was clear indications of the threat. we were misled when we were not told that there was a request for the 16-member security force to remain at the consulate and were removed. the list
, indeed, more than 500. there was a point where i think we all wished john mccain had won because he made a few -- he made a lot fewer promises. we took the 500, and for the past but for years, in a product that i think is unprecedented in american journalism, we have been following them, calling people, tracking these things, digging into the budget, and really coming up with the definitive report card on how president obama has done in his first term. host: here is the obameter from politifact. 47% of promises kept, the total in the category for those pledges being kept or even in the works is 72%, 73%. guest: it is really a surprise, i think. it is hard to compare to anything because we did not apply the same methodology to previous presidents. but i have got to say, when we saw over the holidays that it was that high, we were really struck that, particularly in an era of dysfunction and gridlock in congress, that president obama had fulfilled or at least partially fulfilled so many -- as you said, 73%. we will talk more about why that is, but i think if you talk to experts who have do
clinton, massachusetts senator elisabeth warren and senator john mccain. mccain and kerry have worked closely on national-security issues. kerrey has also served on the foreign relations committee for 28 years and led it for the past four years. >> lawmakers in rhode island are set to consider legislation allowing same- sex couples to marry. a vote on the bill is set for this evening. >> is a high-profile supporter reliance house speaker gordon fox, who is gay. >> gay marriage legislation has been introduced in the state for 15 years, but is a the first time the issue will be up for vote in either the house or the senate. rhode island is the only new england states that prohibit same-sex marriage. >> crew is finishing work at the world trade center in new york are leaving professional--personal messages on the skyscraper that is going up to replace the terror of wrecked towers. the messages range from tributes to the victims of september 11th to sketches and poetry. >> one ipad worker says this is a way for workers to get their feelings out following the terror attacks. >> one of the
defense that did not satisfy senator john mccain. >> why do we care? because if the classified information had been included, it gives an entirely different version of events. >> reporter: like mccain, there were some republicans who hillary clinton did not convince. but this was certainly a memorable way to close out her tenure, george. >> and a memorable day, today, coming up, martha. the ban on women in combat going to be formally lifted by leon panetta. it will be a big part of his legacy. but it's also something that's being pushed hard by the military itself, the joint chiefs of staff. >> reporter: true. it was actually the joint chiefs, the marine, the army and other services. but what this reflects is, the reality of the last decade of war. well more than 100 women have died in iraq and afghanistan, where the front lines have blurred. but it does take it to a new level. they could officially be part of infantry units and special forces, if they meet the physical standards. >> and that means more women in top leadership positions in the military, as well. >> reporter: that's exactly
senator from massachusetts, elizabeth warren and republican senator john mccain. >>> president obama's second term barely underway. a lot of political buzz about 2016 and the next presidential election and some of the things happening fuelling that buzz. you have hillary clinton's testimony about the terrorist attack in benghazi, libya adding to the speculation about whether or not she is going to run. some consider clint's five hour confrontation as a sign of things to come. and then you have vice president joe biden shaking hands, jogging along the parade route after the inauguration, was he trying to show he is pretty fit enough to be president in four years? joining us to talk about all of this anna navarra and larry, the director for the center for paul acs at the university of virginia. larry, i want to start off with you. a lot of people say we might be seeing a preview of 2016. folks i have talked to say bill clinton making sure there are no barack obamas around the corner, clearing the way for his wife. can you see any signs? can you read the tea leaves? >> i think people ar
. senator john mccain said i would have liked to have seen some outreej. john thune of dd dd agreed. he said the speech was 30,000-foot stuff and he wasn't doing the outreach stuff he needs to do if he wants to get thinged accomplished in a second term. susan collins said i hoped it would have been a little less partisan at times. after the swearing in ceremonies came the parties. let's say d.c. was rocking into the wee hours. the obamas not only looked amazing, it seemed like they were having a great time. taking it all in. the number of parties were scaled back from the ten four years ago. two last night. there was no shortage of big stars, big moments. brianna keilar has more. >> ladies and gentlemen, my better half and my dance partner, michelle obama. >> reporter: at the commander in chief's ball, jennifer hudson sang "let's stay together" as the first couple danced their first dance of nut term. mrs. obama revealing she chose jason wu yet again to design her inaugural gown. next they appeared at the inaugural ball where 30,000 people were expected to attend. this inaugural ball falls o
this. at this moment they're trying to make their own deal with people like john mccain for next to nothing, from our point of view. you wouldn't see any of those four changes that we're pushing for. and i think he is reluctant, unfortunately, to go ahead with the overwhelming majority of democrats that he has. he has 51 democrats that would support senate resolution 4. and we need the american people to call in to senator reid and say, let's take a stand. let's bring democracy to the u.s. senate. >> the polls suggest that the majority of americans really want filibuster reform and want the talking filibuster back. >> right. overwhelming majority. two-thirds, at least. on the other side, 7 or 8 or 9% say, oh, yeah, they should be able to phone in from their fundrai fundraiser, and say, i object, and now you have unanimous consent, and to get out of unanimous consent, you need 60 votes to move forward. very few americans believed that's what they elected a senator to do. >> so a senator could be sitting somewhere off on capitol hill, raising money on the telephone which they all s
is a lightweight, a guy who did a horrible job running john mccain's campaign. >> i always said the worst president was jimmy carter. guess what. jimmy carter goes to second place. barack obama has been the worst president ever. >> oh, donald, little advice here tonight. don't take your frustration out on dead spin. they only told you what the rest of the country has been thinking for years. tonight in our survey, i ask you, do republicans finally realize the consequences of holding the economy hostage? 31% of you say yes. 69% of you say no. >>> coming up, the controversy overcoming clean. find out why lance armstrong's confession is not impressing the people who matter most. we'll talk about that with a psychologist next. >> big finish tonight, while we're human from time to time, we'll say things that aren't true. some try to keep their lives going, others come clean. this week lance armstrong decided to confess his lies to oprah in front of about 3.2 million viewers. he admits he cheated so he could win seven tour de france titles. he says he would do anything to win, including bullying other ri
they have to pass, you already see that eight senators including lindsey graham and mccain and now increasingly marco rub yo, the three republicans that are saying we need comprehensive immigration reform. we need to pass a law and legislation that addresses a pathway to citizenship, second class citizenship, temporary status will not work. it has to be comprehensive and one element protects the unity of families, there are 11 million undocumented that have five million citizen is children and 2 million dreamers. we cannot divide them. it has to be earned. you have to get to the end of the line, you need -- at the end of the day it has to be full citizenship that you have a path to. >> ken salazar and others have resigned, no hispanics in the cabinet, in the president's second term, "wall street journal" this morning, i am sure you read the weekend edition, might you be a part of the president's cabinet in the second term? >> first of all, i have a great deal of faith in the president, when it's all said and done, i will have as diverse a cabinet as anyone has. >> you really think
did and he crushed mccain in terms of the fundraising. he is commuting with the 53 percent his way of reaching to try to bring us all together after a campaign where he ran into 47 percent. it is a night where they are just having a good time. i wouldn't take any of it too seriously. it is a minor bit. you have to give him a pass on inauguration. he's having a good time and this is the money essentially to fund all of the festivities he which he won fair and square. >> public money goes to security and every president raises private funds to pay for the parties and pomp and circumstance. >> and the balloons. >> 8 of them in total we are told. >> there was a moment he came out and said he loves michelle obama and he loves the bangs. >> this has been a big topic of discussion. >> there's no reason we shouldn't be partying right here at fox. therefore i am here to cause trouble and i will say, my god, he had to say that i suppose. that's her new look. that's the most memorable thing people will take away from tonight that the president acknowledged big news is the hair style whether y
by john mccain. he looks angry for some reason. where does that take us to? i don't know. yesterday. >> yesterday. what did you do yesterday? >> stephanie: we went to the green ball right jacki? >> oh, wait, hold on. my mic was off. >> stephanie: sorry, were you busy? >> we're having a moment. i had to get roland to turn his shirt right side out. >> stephanie: we're live on the air. >> is that how that works? >> live? >> stephanie: all right. we went to the green ball. we all got dressed up in hur fancy duds. roland and jacki and melissa fitzgerald and ron that owns the show and is trying to kill me for the life insurance money. went to the green ball. it was amazing. >> it was at the newsseum. it is an amazing building. we talked about some of the things that are there. they have the pulitzer prize winning photos. hal sparks and i had a conversation about doing the whiter in his tux. we had a moment of discussing how to be a newscaster in that environment. >> stephanie: i think roland has drunken video of you and melissa fitzgerald and i of singing "i've got a feeling." >> there is
congress now filing out. there's orrin hatch of utah. there's john mccain and there's san francisco senator dorothy -- dianne feinstein. >> there you go. >> forgive me. i'm trying to think of all of the names i'm seeing. they are filing in. an estimated 800,000 people are barked out there waiting for their historic ceremony. the activities are tu to begin -- are due to begin at 8:30. after the president is sworn in, he will deliver his inaugural address and then there will be a parade down pennsylvania avenue. tori campbell is there. and we will be following all of the events right here for you. >>> back here in the bay area, a popular gun buyback event in marin county continues today. there will be one thing missing. the buyback part of that. tara moriarty joins us to explain. >> reporter: well, today is martin luther king, junior day, of course, the district attorney is saying because he advocated nonviolence this couldn't be more perfect timing. this is gonna be a gun surrender as opposed to last week, if we take a look at the video. you can see that people were actually getting cash fo
perot. john mccain they tend to lose. [laughter] i was very pleased to see bob dole in the senate floor last week. he was one of my favorites, not simply because he's from my part of the world, but dole rhymes with a lot of things. old king kole. sauteed ease care row. the president's -- the people who actually win the presidency tend 0 to have bad names for rhyming. bush sounds easy because it's nice one syllable name rhymes with tush, but that's disrespectful and i never did that. [laughter] when george h. w. bush left office, i wanted to write him a poem. fortunately i had he had a lot of middle names, so the poem was ado to you, george, herbert walker issue in never treasured as talker your predicates were prone to wander boundless off alone. you can your best in your own way, the way your country day, just relax, and take your ease, and never order japanese. [laughter] clinton is a bad name. i've often said that clinton is the orange of american presidents. and bill clinton's second term, during the unpleasantness -- [laughter] remember when hillary clinton was said to be taking th
obama's inaugural speech. senator john mccain and said there was no outreach to the g.o.p. there's no surprise that they didn't four years, but will a new congress bring a new outlook. and joining us is a freshman congressman, tom cotton, and we contacted every single freshman democrat in congress, none of them agreed to take part in the panel tonight. congressmen, welcome. what do you think of the speech. >> i was in awe, and it was shocking the speech is so liberal. yes, it's president barack obama, he's liberal. i thought some of the things are great. all americans believe in, freedom, and how do we implement that. do we need more government in our lives and spending our children into debt. how do we accomplish things. bring the adults to the table and start soming the economic problems. >> greta: what do you think. >> first the town was typical barack obama i thought. and wanted to paint his opponents as wrong, but morally wrong and doing this with paul ryan for two years, the thoughts of bugetary issues, doesn't engage in ideas calls him names and questions his motives. seco
branches. apparently their feelings were hurt. senator mccain says quote, i would have liked to have seen some more outreach. senator thune says he wasn't doing the kind of outreach he needs to do. senator collins says i had hoped his speech would be a little less partisan. senator portman says he missed an opportunity to talk about where we can find common ground. common ground, senator? republicans spent four years not compromising. and not wanting to be on any ground. common or not. with this president. and now they accuse him of not compromising? president obama has learned the lessons of four years of power politics and how to make republicans ied logs sit up and listen. >> medicare and medicaid and social security. these do not zap our initiative. they strengthen us. they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risks that make this country great. >> you got that, tea partiers? the president went right after the cynical romney/ryan republican view of the world. makers versus takers. calling out the extremists who refuse to listen to the american people. >> we cann
from israel and from afghanistan, john mccain and kelly ayotte and other senators who just returned from visiting in egypt with morsi to discuss these very issues. the people of egypt and morsi in particular know that continuing a relationship with israel is key to u.s. foreign aid, that there needs to be a strong military commitment in israel specifically to protect the sinai because we know that weapons are being shipped up through the sinai to gaza to hamas. so, this is, as you say, a continuation of a previous agreement, it is going to continue and even the people of israel agree it's important to make sure that the egyptian military is strong, but egypt needs to continue its commitment to the camp david accord. >> sean: but senator johnson, the egyptian military now, some of the key leaders that we thought were more moderate, they're gone. morsi has gotten rid of them and now give them f-16 fighter jets and tanks, i've got to be honest, sometimes i wonder, this guy was a former terrorist in the muslim brotherhood. help me out, how does this-- how does this strategically work fo
, susan rice, going out, senator mccain took note on september 15, on 5 sunday talk shows, the secretary today, was rather flip ant, i thought, in saying, going on sunday talk shows is not her favorite thing. as if that would be the first condition that would have to be met for her it tracy th addressn people, she assumed no responsibility, no engage. in the process, your thoughts? did she refuse to do so? and you know, how in the world do you deal with the reality a u.n. ambassador lied to the american people. >> my take on the sunday shows that president, white house, the campaign for president's reelection wanted a political operative on those talk shows that give a political message, not a real message, that had to do with our national security and terrorism in the world, susan rice was very willing to be that political operative, that is her history, that is the role she wanted to continue to play with this administration in that campaign. lou: as we wrap this up. it appears we're in agreement, that nothing new was learned today in this process, we watched a process that took more
didn't have all of those details republican senator john mccain today at this senate hearing was blistering in terms of these questions. take a listen. what was the president's activities during that seven hour period? on the anniversary of the worst attack in american history september 11th, we didn't have the department of defense forces available for seven hours. two brave americans died in the last hour. >> now, one other question that is still remains after these hearings today is whether or not the white house can claim that al qaeda has been disseminated when clearly the terrorist group is still launching attacks in northern africa and elsewhere. the secretary answered that by saying we have taken out the core leadership like usama bin laden. can you kill the leader and their affiliates just seem to keep growing, shep? >> shepard: ed henry at the white house. thanks. it looks like the u.s. government will indeed be able to keep paying the bills at least for a few more months. the house of representatives today voted to raise the debt ceiling until the middle of may. se
-- creepy. >> but look at that togetherness. >> we did have that. john mccain, mitt romney, marco rubio, newt gingrich, all you know talking about climate change saying we need to address it. what change? two things. first of all, the great recession. when people are concerned about the economy, issues that are important like climate change fall down the scale. the second, the rise of the tea party. are you willing to work with the other side? newt gingrich took a lot of heat for that ad with nancy pelosi during the campaign. those two factors drive this issue down, but something like hurricane sandy, that could be a wake-up call. >> and hurricane sandy cost a lot of money. now, it's tough with all the pork that went in the bills, but we got a $50 billion appropriation that just came to affected states. that cost a lot of money. so might it not, even if we're not really sure what a cut in emissions might do right now to the trajectory of the climate change that we've experienced, mite it not be worth trying to do something about things? whether through carbon monoxide emissio emissions,
tuesday -- empetus to realize our present policy is not working and consider other option. >> mccain said more could be done without putting american boots on the ground. kerry essentially said there nor easy solutions to that problem. >> mike, thanks very much. let's bring in aaron david miller for some analysis, former state department advisor, vp at the wilsoner in? d.c. that is a nonpartisan organization to provide dialogue between policymakers and scholars. nice to see you. >> what will a john kerry foreign policy look like if different from this one? >> it's not a john kerry foreign policy. that's the point. this is the most withholding, controlling foreign policy president since richard nixon. barack obama dominates. he doesn't delegate. and john kerry will face two major challenges. number one, the cruel and unforgiving world in which america now operates. particularly in the region your reporter just referred to the middle east april. divided into migraine headaches on one side and root candle on the other. this is a difference functional region in which we're stuck and cannot fi
enjoy it. the only thing i ever served was a volleyball. senator mccain knows women must still meet the same physical standards as men. you can't become a seal unless you can do what a seal does, i don't mean date kimberly. if you lower standards, putting equality before victory, that is pointless and deadly. win for equality must not come at the expense of the brutal, vicious killing machine that is the awesome american military. we musten deny the bigger truth, one thing important to mankind is not taking a life, but making one. men fought the war so women didn't have to. women had the bigger job, giving birth, making men like me way more expendable. that is science. one man can populate a city, but tons of women to do the same. even a one woman gave birth in nine months and immediately got pregnant again, she made 40 kids in a lifetime. beckel could do it over a weekend. men are doritos and women are diamonds. denying that doesn't help the war effort unless it's a war on common sense. sorry, bob. >> bob: that's all right. >> eric: we're dory toes? freddie yeah. people eat them, w
. >> john is the right choice. and i urge his speedy confirmation. >> it's john john mccain so nice. much better reception than clinton herds got yesterday during the testimony of the bengahzi attacks. but it wasn't all warm and fuzzy. senator rob johnson who went after hillary clinton tried to get kerry to contradict hillary clinton's testimony. but he did not take the bait. take a listen. >> senator, if you're trying to get some daylight between me and secretary of state hillary clinton, that's not going to happen today on that score. >> jennifer: when it became clear that he could not get him to turn on hillary clinton he tried to get john kerry to criticize the bengahzi situation, and then he turned it around and made senator johnson look foolish. >> you worked with me then. i'm going on so we can get that behind us so we can find out what happened, then we can move onioned that. can you make that commitment to me. >> senator, in all fairness i think we do know what happened. i think that it is very clear clear--were you at the briefing with the tapes? >> no. >> well, there was a brie
landslide. but senator mccain would have gotten 10 to president obama's 11 at the time. >> i think we all should be aware that states have the right to proportion their votes in any way they want. in nebraska, they already do this. it would be hard to be back -- i will tell you this. we're going to fight it tooth and nail in pennsylvania. thai treed they tried to do it before the last election and we beat it back because we scared the local republicans into thinking that there would be savage repercussions from voters around the state. and i think there would. if we're going do do this, play these games, than the popular vote district, that's a law which says that the states pass a law that they'll give their entire electoral votes to whoever wins. that movement is gaining steam. as soon as states with 271 electoral votes sign on, the popular vote controls who wins the election in america, as i believe it should. >> now, madame chair lady, the american prospect reports on what the bill sponsors in virginia said. >>> so the goal is to win elections with less votes. >> reverend, let me just
mccain's 2008 presidential campaign. in the last election cycle he worked for both the bachmann and romney campaigns. my first question, how does it feel being a republican right now with all of these democrats surrounding you and are you attending any of the events? >> i actually am. i'm going to the swearing in ceremony. i wish we were inaugurating our candidate. today is about being an american, the peaceful transition of power and unity. i'll watch to listen to the president and see what he has to say. >> the president's first team was marked by a lot of battles with republicans. with congress in particular. and so do you think going into his second term that that will change? >> well, i hope it does. i hope that the president will begin to move toward the center so that he can work together with republicans to really accomplish the things that the american people really care about, which is turning the economy around, creating jobs and getting the country moving again back toward prosperity. >> i want to play something that david plouffe said, he sounds optimistic about eve
and senator john mccain. he is expected to be confirmed by the full senate next week. >>> a group of democratic lawmakers introduced a bill today to ban more than 150 assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons. the killings at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut spurred this new effort. bill's sponsors dianne feinstein. she says it includes an exception for 2,000 sports weapon. the nra says the second amendment forbids any weapons ban. >>> students from the catholic university began gearing up for tomorrow's march for life rally. the annual demonstration begins on the national mall at noon on friday, continues with a march to the steps of the supreme court. march organizers expect an even larger crowd than last year when 4,000 showed up. >>> if you're going to be around the national mall, expect a traffic jam. several streets will be closed from as far west as 12th street east of the capitol, north to f street. all of these closures will be in effect by noon. some streets won't reopen until about 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> the secretary of the interior is getting behind the ef
received bipartisan praise. both secretary of state clinton and senator john mccain praised his experience and qualifications to lead america's diplomatic efforts. he said drawn-out battle in washington do harm to america and diminish our standing. he is expected to sail through confirmation hearings by the full senate. democratic lawmakers unveiled a new assault weapons ban. leading the push is california senator dianne feinstein. she said her goal is to convince her opponents that these weapons are not necessary for average citizens to own. republicans in both the house and senate are expected to strongly oppose that band. -- that ban. >> 5 of the six suspects accused in a gang rape and the subsequent death of an indian medical student made another appearance in a fast-track trial. indian authorities filed murder charges against the men after the 23-rolle victim died of massive internal injuries. they say the fast track court was needed in response to massive protest across india. a sixth suspect did not appear in court because he is said to be a minor. viewers may find this disturbing,
campaigned in terms of his broader rhetoric during the presidential campaign against john mccain on the notion he was going to transform the way the u.s. conducted its foreign policy around the world. he then proceeded to double down on some of the greatest successes of the bush administration. if you look at the use of the state secrets privilege or the with the obama administration expanded the drone wars, powered special operations forces from jsoc to join special operations command to operate in countries where the united states is not at war, if you look at the way the obama administration essentially boxed congress out of any effective oversight role of the covert aspect of u.s. foreign policy, what we really have is a president who has normalized for many, net -- many liberals, the policies they once opposed under the bush and ministration. this has been a war presidency. yesterday as president obama talked about how we don't need a state of perpetual war, multiple u.s. drone strikes in yemen, a country we are not at war with, where the u.s. has killed a tremendous number
. >> senator, that's not accurate. >> senator john mccain was more direct in his criticism. >> american people deserve to know answers and they certainly don't deserve false answers. >> in what may be her final appearance as secretary of state, hillary clinton said the license from benghazi will be learned by the department of state. >> we'll elevate the discussion and decision making so there's not a doubt that everybody is on the same page. >> this is likely to be the final time we will see hillary clinton testify before congress as the secretary of state. on thursday, the senate foreign relations committee will take up president obama's nomination of john kerry after replacements in the second obama administration. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> you saw his story first on fox 5. a maryland boy spent nearly two weeks in intensive care battling the flu. >> just the scariest thing you could ever imagine, seeing your child lay there with every tube and iv, coming from every part of his body, and of course him not being responsive. >> guess what? he is recovered and his family is ta
. we're looking for reaction, a lot of eyes talking to tough-talking war hero senator john mccain, who said allowing women in combat units is the right thing to do. for women like these, in boot camp at parris island, the change will open up more than 200,000 jobs that had only been available to mental. no changes will be made in toughness or strength standards for women. >> if they can meet the qualifications for the job, then they should have the right to serve. >> reporter: defense secretary leone panetta pointed out 150 women have been killed in combat, serving in iraq and afghanistan with men. >> they're fighting and dying together. and the time has come for our policies to recognize that reality. >> reporter: women can move immediately to medium-sized combat brigades as pilots, medics and the like. small front line combat platoons will not be open to women, maybe for years until commanders can propose specific units that might remain men only, like the navy s.e.a.l.s or delta force commandos. retired lieutenant general jerry boykin says that all front line units ought to remain c
there are two competing filibuster proposals yours and then mccain levin one, right? >> yes. >> stephanie: and obviously i think your's is vastly preferable. yours mean you have to actually stand there and talk, right? >> it's a proposal that says yes, we should get rid of the filibuster, why you should filibuster over getting to a bill. vote up or down let's get to the vote. but very importantly when you do have a filibuster on a motion to proceed -- on a bill itself then people should have to stand -- they should have to stand and debate. one it takes time and energy so it's not a freebee the way it is now to interrupt the function of the senate and second you are before the american people your colleagues and you have to make your case, and the public can weigh in on whether you are a hero or a bum. >> stephanie: there you go. you have seen the latest polls that congress is a little more popular that chlamydia, and a little less popular that ebole la. >> yeah. it is a situation that has been with us for six years, and lyndon b. johnson in six years as majority le
mccain, who lost in the 2008 presidential race said, "i would like to have seen some more outreach." house speaker john boehner has a question on his home page on the web, asking "will senate democrats ever pass a budget. the last time they tackled the most basic responsibility of governing was on april 29, 2009." with the house set to vote this week, the speaker's office has a new graphic on the web page showing just some of the things that could of been done in a similar four-year span. they include building the pentagon three times, go on 179 round trips to the moon, or build the keystone xl pipeline twice. president obama has won more inaugural event to attend to. that is this morning. the president and vice-president joe biden will be attending a prayer service at the national cathedral. that begins around 9:45. you can watch it on c-span3 or listen to it here on c-span radio. acts at about 10:30. those are some of the latest headlines on c-span radio. >[video clip] >> from the start, organized military of always spent a lot of their time fighting a conventional, a regular war
, rand paul and john mccain for questions and statements they made. >> he choked up at times. she was heated at times in her exchange with ron johnson hillary clinton has done what everybody waited for quite some poert and that was testify on benghazi. bill: that was round one. round two is at. here is jon scott and jenna lee on "happening now." we'll see you tomorrow bill: bill got the team half right. deadly attack on consulate in benghazi libya. i'm jon scott. >> i'm not jenna lee. i'm heather childers heather: lawmakers grilling her on the september 11th raid that left our ambassador chris stevens and three other americans dead. after an independent review blasted the state department, and the steps the obama administration is taking to beef up security at u.s. facilities worldwide. >> as i have said many times, i take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right. i am determined to leave the state department and our country safer, stronger and more secure. heather: doug mckelway is live for us on capitol hill with the very latest. doug, we're learning ne
.c. in january. john mccain. >> jennifer: john mccain talking with dianne feinstein, i'm sure about gun control. cutting a deal right there. >> john: it is rather unseasonably warm today. i'm thankful for that for the folks who are there. >> jennifer: tammy baldwin. >> john: yesterday i was shocked at how warm it was. a lot of folks were expressing confusion as to why the president was sworn in yesterday. the constitution requires, of course, the president be sworn in on january 20th. since federal buildings and courthouses are closed on sunday, the ceremony is still scheduled for today on the 21st which happens to be dr. king's holiday. the president's second term officially began at 12:00 noon eastern time yesterday. >> led by kevin mccarthy. >> jennifer: john dingell. god bless him. longest serving member of congress. over 50 years. his father served in congress, too. he has it in his blood. >> john: this is like the oscars for political. >> macy's day parade coverage. instead of blimps, we have politicos. >> john: what they've done with their careers. i kind of wish the oscars were a bit mo
to salter with the mccain campaign in 2008. and i said, why did you guys go the path you did? mark salter? i said, why don't you go ahead and push a bill where somebody worked here for five years. they could go back to mexico. they could apply. and they could come and have legal status. why didn't you go that route? americans would have supported that. he laughed. he said, because the afl-cio opposed it. and the one senator that was constantly at the forefront of opposing that form of immigration reform was a senator from illinois named barack obama. he carried their water on blocking this pathway to citizenship when he was in the senate. the afl-cio put out a press release yesterday talking about the importance of not compromising on citizenship. so the unions themselves -- there are a lot of cross-currents here. the unions themselves don't want an influx of new workers in america, do they? >> no, they don't. that's one of the reasons this organizing for action, jim messina's full-time job is trying to get the union's in line, but it's going to be hard. it's hard on the democratic side. we'
to the back of the line. >> bill: okay, but the kennedy/mccain bill is ancient history. we are talking a new vision now obama never said. >> bill: could be amnesty. >> obama never said that working assumption would be we would be something like we had before and they would work from that. >> bill: kirsten, do you object to anything the senator said? anything that he put forth in the guns or the immigration? is there anything n. there that he is doing wrong? >> i think on immigration, it's a starting point and i think that the democrats can work with him. i personally, you know i'm pro-amnesty, of course, i'm going to have issues with what he said. i don't know why do people have to pay fines. >> bill: because they snuck in the country? >> that's ridiculous. i have friends who are of my generation whose parents are immigrants korean, chinese, italian who don't speak any english. why are we doing this? >> bill: get a translator to tell them they have to pay the fine. we can do that. >> i think they should good it know english why have different standards for these people. >> bill: amnesty do w
start to annoy people like john mccain, who had been there back in the political races of his day and who understand that there are some things that are off limits, especially kids who i'm guessing would really rather dur puberty not have secret service agents following them around to the prom. >> mark glaze, thank you very much for joining me. >> thanks for having me. >>> turning to the other side of the gun debate, dana loesch and scottie hughes is news director for tea party news network. her young brother was a victim of gun violence. welcome to you both. sco sco scottie, what was your reaction today? what did you agree with him about? >> nothing. it was propaganda. from the second he opened his mouth, i thought the golden globes were done a couple of days ago. the second he opened his mouth, went over and high-fived the kids, exploited the kids. >> you don't agree with universal background checks? >> in french, back to the bill of rights. infringe on my rights. i think there is a certain thing to be said. but let's point this out here. >> hang on, hang on. how can it possibly
hillary clinton in 2008, allowed him to beat john mccain in that general election. and you see those numbers, what they were in january, 2009. >> i forget how much people didn't like that war. and still don't like that war to this day. and that brings us to our nbc "wall street journal" poll we will have tonight and tomorrow morning. >> 6:30 tonight with the first numbers. >> get over to first read and see all of mark's breakdowns. >> thanks, chuck. >>> now to breaking news out of the african nation of algeria, conflicting reports about that hostage situation at a gas plant in the sahara desert. al qaeda-linked militants and local residents claim algerian military helicopters attacked the site this morning. killing at least 15 kidnappers and 35 hostages. a group believed to include foreign civilians. however, an algerian security source tells reuters that dozens of those hostages actually escaped. and yet another report says some hostages are still being held. according to the militants, the kidnapping is present to protest french military strikes against the islamist rebels in mali.
it was a great thing. as i look back, it may have been a mistake the way it was constructed. not that mccain and feingold. it produced some of the parts of the system that we find repug nant today. nbc news presidential historian michael besslass, thank you. the u.s. military on the hostage stabbedoff in algeria. we'll have the latest details coming up next. at 1:45, the aflac duck was brought in with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. >> president obama is receiving updates at a hostage situation at a bp plant in algeria. they launched a military operation to rescue the dozens of foreign national from more than ten countries t
and with people who are not republicans. >> it's why john mccain was popular in 2000. why chris christie has a honeymoon and why barack obama even though the approval late rate at 48%, 49% on policy, he has a high personal rating and 72% of the public like him and i think because he's not been touched by scandal, not been called out as someone to say one thing and do the other. that his whole brand, the post part son pragmatic brand is why he was elected overwhelmingly in 2008 and with all the excitement that's around the last inauguration. now, you can argue he hasn't livered up to the potential but that brand, that notion that you can trust me is what people are looking for in all of their institutions, especially this town. >> great article there. interesting insight. a lot to chew on. >> thank you. >> thank you, ron. good to see you. hope to see you again. >> take care. >> thank you. >>> the body of a chicago man who may have been poisoned before collecting the lottery winnings is exhumed. that looks at the top stories. the authorities say they hope another autopsy of the man will help s
running john mccain's campaign. >> i always said the worst president was jimmy carter. guess what. jimmy carter goes to second place. barack obama has been the worst president ever. >> oh, donald, little advice here tonight. don't take your frustration out on dead spin. they only told you what the rest of the country has been thinking for years. tonight in our survey, i ask you, do republicans finally realize the consequences of holding the economy hostage? 31% of you say yes. 69% of you say no. >>> coming up, the controversy overcoming clean. find out why lance armstrong's confession is not impressing the people who matter most. we'll talk about that with a psychologist next. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it does
him to beat hillary clinton and beat john mccain in the 2008 general election and it's important to note that four years ago as president obama was taking the oath of office, there were 140,000 troops in iraq, now that number is just 200. so a pretty significant change in that country and certainly one of the issues that maybe we're not talking about as much as we should be. >> all right. mark murray, nbc new senior political editor. thank you, sir. >> thanks, craig. >> a potential breakthrough is being treated with skepticism. house republicans on friday announced a plan to extend the debt ceiling deadline until mid-april. >> we will extend the debt limit until the timeline when you have a budget and a road map so you stop digging yourself in the hole. part of not having the budget is what's gotten us into this problem in the first place. >> of course, at stake here is the credibility of the u.s. economy and the united states can befall to the national debt and it does not increase the bar. joining me now is the political staff writer, art shapiro, white house correspondent for
two canned the das for president on the republican side, george bush and john mccain for comprehensive immigration reform. enormous support for republicans in my state for immigration reform and something essential to the economy as well as important to so many other people in our country. i'm more optimistic about that thanking than anythin than anything. >> you guys are a happy pair today. >> susan made a key point. not just the president and vice president, and the congress, there are 537 elected eofficials in this city. they can do lots of different things to create different environment russ. when calista and i left the inaugural in 2009, the president had given three great speeches, one here just before the election in northern virginia, one at grant park and then the inaugural address. i said if he governs like those three speeches, he will be eisenhower around he will split the republican party. three or four weeks later, he sits down with nancy pelosi and harry reid, passed 780 billion in stimulus, no one having read the bill and the republicans gut it and the speeches were wr
co-opted and part of that because the washington stoeshment was complicit. john mccain and lindsey graham, meeting and welcoming the muslim brotherhood and the white house doing that. and we haven't been serious about getting behind secular forces in the middle east, the same way we were getting behind anti-communist parties in the cold war in europe. recreating that would be a much better way to go in my opinion. >> as you look at that part of the world, it's volatile. we know that terrorists are there. and we know next door, the french are fighting in mali to drive out terrorists there and they've asked for our help. we've got a situation in turkey where we've just put patriot missiles on the ground to help them out because they've got a civil war next door playing out inside syria. going forward, i mean, it sounds like this needs to be a part of the world where we engage, but how do we engage without putting our people in harm's way? >> right, well, we should be be smart about doing it. and a relatively new african command and that's the overriding story. the nexxis of the islam
and liberal inaugural address and some of your fellow republicans said this. i'm going to start with john mccain. he said he would have liked to hear more outreach while ohio republican rob portman tweeted this. my disappointment was in the speech i think the president missed an opportunity to talk about where we can find common ground. steve king tweeted this, awesome and shockingly liberal address. an epic realignment. so some people said not at all, other people said what i just read. what's your take? >> well, you know, the president won the election so he's certainly entitled to pursue his agenda. i thought it would have been more effective though if he had spoken more in thematic terms. by being as precise as he was is laying out a liberal agenda which is what's usually done in a state of the union. in going back to ronald regan's address, government is not the problem. those are general statements. i thought the way he got specific yesterday made it more of a, again, almost campaign type of address. he's an excellent speaker. even how he was distinguishing the issues, implying that democr
adull terer newt gingrich who called the speech goofy left wingism. then the bitter john mccain complained that there wasn't enough bipartisanship, which is particularly rich. and "the wall street journal" described it as contemptuous talk. what do these people want, the president to announce he was going to invade iran? >> it's funny, newt gingrich in an interview said he felt like 80% of the speech that reagan could have delivered this speech. what he thought was the liberal kind of gobbledygook i think was around climate change. i also remember that newt gingrich -- >> stop laughing, karen. >> -- was sitting on a couch with nancy pelosi talking about the need to address climate change. he's seemingly had a change of heart around that. this is to be expected. the president gives a speech that's the most robust defense of liberalism that he has given that has probably been given in public in the last 10 or 20 years -- >> you say that but actually the context of the speech was embracing the nation. he was trying to be inclusive. >> right. >> i think that's right. he had that lin
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. and senator john mccain and marco rubio will be here to go on the record. and straight ahead, texas has an invitation for new york's gun owners move to texas and bring your guns with you. so, what's behind this unusual offer? texas attorney general greg abbott is here to tell you next and also a rare look at the woman accused of slaughtering her ex-boyfriend in the shower. we are going to take you inside jodi arias' prison cell to see her life behind bars and plus, you'll hear from her prison mates. you'll be surprised what she has to say and rush limbaugh had a new target. here is a hint, it's someone in the media. rush will tell you all about it coming up. [old english accent] i doth declare that thou have brought overmany discounts to thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go. thank you. he took my shield, my lady. these are troubling times in
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